Pete Davidson says he hopes to stay on "Saturday Night Live" for as long as he can.
Pete Davidson says he plans to be on Saturday Night Live for as long as the show will have him. Conflicting with previous statements from earlier this year, Davidson told Entertainment Tonight that he wants to stay on the show.
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"I will be there as long as they allow me to be," Davidson said. "I think I'm very lucky to be on that show and I'm really lucky to have Lorne Michaels as, you know, not only a mentor and a boss, but a friend. I'll be there as long as they allow it."
Earlier this year, the comedian told Charlamagne tha God that he doesn't enjoy being on the show, and is treated like a joke by the rest of the staff: "I should be done with that show because they make fun of me on it. I’m like, cold open, political punchlines," he said. "... I have a weird feeling in that building, where I don't know whose team they're playing for — if I'm the joke or I'm in on the joke. I really wanted last year to be my last year, but I'm still around ... Maybe I just shouldn’t be there. They think I'm fucking dumb. Like, I'm literally painted out to be this big, dumb idiot."
Davidson is set to star in the upcoming film The King of Staten Island, which releases on June 12.